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Fort Thompson Man Arraigned on Charge of Assaulting a Federal Officer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 16, 2010
Contact: Brendan V. Johnson
United States Attorney
605-357-2304

U.S. Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Ft. Thompson man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Assaulting a Federal Officer.

Patrick Wind, age 18, was indicted by a federal grand jury on November 17, 2010. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on December 16, 2010, and pled not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 8 years' imprisonment. The charge is merely an accusation, and Wind is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The investigation is being conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Crow Creek Agency. Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric Kelderman is prosecuting the case. Wind was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal. A trial date has not yet been set.

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